Evaluations are conducted on all students who enroll in any course designated as a clinical, practicum or internship experience. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the goals, objectives and evaluation criteria of each clinic/practicum/internship and to adhere to all policies, rules and procedures outlined by the student’s department and/or clinic/practicum/internship site. Students enrolled in these educational experiences are evaluated not only on their technical skills and knowledge, but also on their behavior, attitude and attendance as well as adherence to policies, rules and procedures set forth by NHTI, the academic department and the participating agency to which the student is assigned.

A student will be removed from a clinic, practicum, or internship site and issued a grade of “AF” if performance or behavior is deemed unsatisfactory or unsafe as a result of a formal evaluation conducted by a faculty member/agency supervisor in accordance with published department criteria and procedures. In such situations, students are prohibited from receiving a “W” grade. In the event that a Withdrawal Form submitted by a student is processed prior to submission of the “AF” grade to the Registrar’s Office, the student-initiated “W” grade will be replaced in the student record by the faculty-assigned “AF” grade.